Excedrine for Racial Tension Headaches

I saw this weeks ago on a re-run of Saturday Night Live – looking for a video of it now. It was an Excedrine commercial with Queen Latifah:

Do I get stress headaches at work? Yes, definitely. From the moment I get in, it’s “Denise, we need this,” “Denise we need that.” Which is stressful, because my name is Linda. Denise is the other black woman that works here. By 10 a.m., someone in the copy room makes a joke about kobe Bryant, and everyone looks at me to make sure it’s okay. And I smile like it’s okay, but, really, my head and neck are starting to throb. Then I spend the rest of the afternoon training my interns and answering their questions, like, “Yes, black people use shampoo,” and “No, I don’t know any good reggae clubs around here,” and “Yes, Condoleeza Rice is very articulate, why do you sound so surprised?” And, “No, I can’t tell you where to buy weed!”

[ holds up product ]

And that’s when I reach for.. Excedrin. New Excedrin for racial tension headaches. Excedrin R.T. works fast. Taking me from “Oh no you didn’t!” to “I wish the motherfucker would!”

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  2. Matthew

    HAHAHAHA LOL That is so funny….I saw that last night on a compiliation of many Saurday Night Live Commercial Parodies…….Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial……..LOL I was cracking up that wass soooooooo sooooooo funny.

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